Egypt’s politics digest June 29: Egypt condemns Istanbul Ataturk airport attack
Vehicles are seen behind a broken window at Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following yesterday's blasts June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top politics stories in Egypt on June 29:

Egypt condemns Istanbul Ataturk airport attack

Egypt condemned Tuesday’s “terrorist attack” at Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport that has killed 36 people and injured more than 140.

Spokesperson for the Egyptian foreign ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement that “Egypt stands by the Turkish people in this critical moment. He also expressed Egypt’s condolences to the victims of the families and wishes for a fast recovery for the injured.

EgyptAir cancels Wed. flights to Turkey over Istanbul airport attack

EgyptAir announced it had cancelled its two flights to Turkey on Wednesday following the suicide bomb attack that rocked Ataturk airport on Tuesday.

Flights 737 and 735 scheduled to depart Cairo International Airport at 09:50 and 14:20 respectively have been cancelled indefinitely, a statement from Egypt’s national carrier said on Tuesday.

Sisi to attend Laylat al-Qadr celebration

President Abdel Fatah al Sisi will attend the Wednesday celebration organized by the Religious Endowment Ministry to celebrate Laylat al-Qadr.

During the celebration, Sisi will address the nation and honor the winners in Egypt’s international Holy Quran competition.

Laylat al-Qadr is customary one of the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan month and according to Quran, it is better than 1000 months of worship.

Egypt opens Rafah border crossing to ease traveling ahead of Eid al Fitr holiday

The Egyptian authorities decided to open the Rafah border crossing on both sides on Wednesday Thursday to allow the movement of stranded Palestinians and Egyptians in addition to humanitarian cases, state TV reported Tuesday citing a presidential statement.

The decision came to ease the travel of Gaza residents ahead of Eid al Fitr holiday scheduled for Wednesday, according to the statement.

Civila Aviation Minister hails ICAO’s decision to remove Sinai from travel warning

Egypt’s Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy has praised the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) decision on Tuesday to lift the Sinai Peninsula from the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) warnings worldwide.

 

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